Dr. Himanshu Upadhyaya is post-doctoral research fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy. His doctoral research was on the symbiotic relationship between agriculture and livestock and the changes in late colonial and post-colonial India, with a specific focus on Bombay Presidency, Western India. As a part of his doctoral research, he studied the emergence of dairy development and studied transformation in agro-pastoral livelihoods during the Green and White revolution decades.
Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked with environmental organisations in India and has written extensively about the social and ecological impacts of large dams and extractive industries (mining).
Himanshu has keen interest in Public Finance, Accountability and Auditing and has contributed to the development debates in India through his writings in newspapers, magazines and academic journals.
Upadhyaya, Himanshu (2016) 'Cattle Breeding Policies in Colonial India', in Kumar, Deepak and Bipasha Saha (eds) Tilling the Land: Agricultural Knowledge and Practices in Colonial India, Primus Books, New Delhi. pp. 238-259.
Upadhyaya, Himanshu (March 2015) Mines and Minerals Bill 2015: Disempowering the Community? Policy Brief, Oxfam India, New Delhi.
Upadhyaya, Himanshu and Nazma Sheikh (2016) 'Policy versus Performance: Auditing Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation in Odisha', Journal of Land and Rural Studies, Vol 4, No 1, pp. 79-96.